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Dorit Kemsley

Lisa Vanderpump
Lisa Vanderpump’s passions in real life make for good reality TV. She showcases her growing empire of restaurants and bars on Vanderpump Rules. So far on Season 9 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it’s Lisa’s passion for four-legged bitches that is putting the two-legged ones in a tizzy.
The season began with Kyle Richards and Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave stopping by Vanderpump Dogs for a quick chat with Lisa.   The visit took a dramatic turn when John Sessa, the executive director of the rescue center, asked Kyle, “Does this dog look familiar?”  This question kicked off #puppygate. Dorit Kemsley adopted Lucy before re-homing her to an unnamed third party. This person dumped Lucy in a shelter. Ultimately, the dog ended up back to Vanderpump Dogs. Lisa’s co-stars think she orchestrated the scene to punish Dorit in the court of public opinion while appearing to remain above the fray. This has caused a major rift between Lisa and the Beverly Hills Housewives.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave - Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills

Tonight drama in the Bahamas continues for the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills as they fight over whom is dogging whom!

Dorit Kemsley struggles to make sense of her issues with Lisa Vanderpump, and finds an unlikely friendship with Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave in the fallout over Lucy. Dorit also finds comfort in Lisa Rinna and Denise Richards

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills - Dorit

What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive… How this isn’t a tagline for someone on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is beyond me. A couple of them might want to consider it next season.

Dorit Kemsley is getting tried in the court of public opinion over a failed dog adoption. Embroiled in the drama surrounding Lucy Lucy Apple Juice, Dorit invited the ladies to the Bahamas for some sun, but found herself in the shade. The mother of two has a lot of feelings after last week’s show, and continues to defend herself in the chronicles of #puppygate.

Lisa Vanderpump

The last year has been a real personal challenge for Lisa Vanderpump. As we have seen this season, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been in the throes of coping with her brother’s unexpected death. And coping with the unexpected wrath of her co-stars, as well.

One bright spot in all this is that Lisa has been able to stay occupied with work. From the newly opened TomTom, to the upcoming Vanderpump Cocktail Garden in Las Vegas, Lisa has been very busy. Which can be a blessing when life gets difficult. And now there is word that the always entrepreneurial Lisa has something else up her silky sleeve. Involving what is nearest and dearest to her (no, not Kyle Richards!)-dogs.

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave

Loyalty to your friends doesn’t last long in Beverly Hills!  Last season, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave was Lisa Vanderpump’s “Teddi Bear,” and they bonded over their love of horses. Now Teddi has officially switched over from Team Lisa to Team LVP Manipulated Me.

Teddi is upset because Lisa called her out for talking about Dorit Kemsley and #puppygate.  And instead of taking accountability for her own actions, she’s blaming Lisa. Does Teddi need to retake her online accountability coach exam? 

Erika Jayne

We all know that being a Housewife comes with some great perks. Public exposure on a popular television show. Endless opportunities to self-promote whatever it is you are selling. Being a Housewife has led some anonymous women to fame and fortune and helped others in a career lull to re-invent themselves ala Lisa Rinna.

Sounds good so far. But there is sometimes a downside for Real Housewives. And that is the battering they can take on social media. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne has just found out how low the comments can go when you are famous. And you have a son who is a police officer.

Kyle Richards

Going to the Bahamas is great, right? I wouldn’t know. I live vicariously through others who claim it is the epitome of paradise. How could anyone have a bad time under the hot sun, lolling on sandy beaches, and dipping their feet into the Atlantic Ocean? Kyle Richards knows that, much like her variety of illnesses, drama will find you regardless of where you are.

The ladies of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills took a flight to a place others go to get away from it all. And they brought extra baggage! Surrounded by idyllic scenery, things are relatively peaceful until She Who Must Not Be Named is brought up. Time for more #puppygate! Kyle shared her thoughts on the saga that followed Lisa Vanderpump and Dorit Kemsley on their trip. It looks like she has chosen whose side she is on.

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Whew – I haven’t been this mad about an episode of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills in a long time! I had to press pause several times during last night’s episode to yell. My poor husband!

As a longtime professional (haha!) Housewife-ologist, I am by this point almost impassive to the antics and goings-on, and rarely become emotionally engaged. I should also mention that while I am a fan of Lisa Vanderpump and I enjoy watching her, I am not an LVP-stan. She has often annoyed me with her inability to admit she’s wrong. And it’s been obvious many times over that she loves producing narratives behind the scenes in a way that makes this particular franchise inauthentic and hard to follow since viewers are kept apart from so much of what actually caused the drama.